Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Politics by Alasdair R. YoungParochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Politics by Alasdair R. Young

Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade Politics

byAlasdair R. Young, John Peterson

Hardcover | May 17, 2014

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Europe's trade policies matter in global politics. Despite the recent focus on Brazil, India, and particularly China, the European Union remains the world's largest market and trader. Despite its recent economic troubles, Europe remains in a powerful position to shape how globalization isgoverned. We know surprisingly little about how its trade policy is actually made, because previous works have focused on individual trade policy decisions to the detriment of the "big picture" of the Union as a trade power. Parochial Global Europe argues that trade policy is composed of multiple, distinct policies. Each presents a distinctive constellation of mobilized societal preferences, pattern of political institutions, and range of government preferences. The balance of economic power between the EU and its tradepartner(s) affects the stakes involved. Together these four factors define trade policy sub-systems, which help explain both the EU's objectives and whether it realizes them. The authors advance this argument by analysing the EU's role in the demise of the Doha Round, its use of anti-dumping andpursuit of market access, the trade effects of its single market programme and efforts at regulatory diplomacy, including the launch of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. Parochial Global Europe thus focuses centrally on modern, 21st century trade policy. It also sheds light on the EU as a global actor by analysing its use of trade policy as a tool of foreign policy from promoting development, to encouraging human rights and environmental protection, to punishingsecurity threats.
Alasdair Young is co-director of the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies. He is vice-chair of the European Union Studies Association (2013-15). Before joining Georgia Tech he taught at the University of Glasgow for 10 years and held research posts at the European University Institute and the University of Sussex. He has writ...
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Title:Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pagesPublished:May 17, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199579903

ISBN - 13:9780199579907

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Table of Contents

1. The Importance of the EU to Trade and Trade to the EU2. Analyzing EU Trade Politics: A Policy Sub-Systems Approach3. The Origins and Development of EU Trade Policy4. The Multilateral Trading System: The (False?) Promise of Reciprocity5. Non-Reciprocal Trade Policies: The Sword and the Shield6. Incidental Trade Policy: The Single European Market7. Limited Liberalization Through Regulatory Cooperation8. Trade Policy as Foreign Policy9. Conclusions: 21st Century European Trade PoliticsReferences